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Activity engagement – University of Sydney Job Smart

The University of Sydney Business School Careers & Employability team is using Practera to achieve step change improvements from it’s premier ‘Job Smart’ employability skills program with new, gamified mobile apps for experiential learning at scale.

The initial phase of Job Smart involves engaging thousands of first year international students with a program of 10 employability awareness and skill building activities. The challenge was that with only a handful of staff, awareness and engagement with the program was low.

The Practera Job Smart app, has helped enhance and track learner engagement this program. >5000 students have used the app to review content, book event tickets, check in, and complete forms, quizzes and reflections. They won points and competed with friends for rewards at bronze, silver and gold levels.

Administrators monitored activity engagement and completions in real time, making targeted adjustments and interventions to boost results. Across 5 semesters, the introduction of Practera technology has supported an average of 850% greater engagement over the pre-app program, without increasing the overall budget to operate. The CEO team have presented their experience with Practera at multiple internal and external conferences.

“Intersective was able to deliver engaging, gamified apps to help us scale our premier Job Smart program to thousands of students, promote learning, and radically increase engagement.” Lucinda Crossley-Meates, Manager, Careers & Employability Office, University of Sydney Business School